During the Dutch colonial period, the lottery was introduced. It was regulated by the Dutch East Indies governor-general as a cash market. But it wasn’t until later that the name lottery became familiar. Then it was called the Manipol system.
The best known lottery game in Indonesia is the WLA/APLA lottery. It has been running for over a decade and it has been the source of several jackpots. It is an excellent way to win huge amounts of money, but patience is required. It usually takes three days for a jackpot to roll over. Depending on the number of tickets sold, the jackpot can be anywhere from one to three times the amount of money you’ve put in.
There are also other popular lottery games in Indonesia. One of them is the shio-lottery. This lottery is popular because it links the urban metropolis with the rural villagers. It is often the subject of conversations in rural Flores. The lottery may be a waste of money for villagers, but it is a popular discussion topic.
There is also the Parasite Lottery, an art collective lottery system that was conceived in the Netherlands by Wok and his team during their residency at the Casco Art Institute in Utrecht. It was designed as an alternative funding model for artists’ collectives. It combines the lottery and savings system to provide artists with the means to produce their art.
In addition to the Parasite Lottery, Indonesia also has a lottery called the Gudskul. This lottery has been a source of inspiration for artists, since it provides a sustainable model for art production.